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Wisbech Ladies 2nds also go behind but beat Royston 3-1

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Wisbech Men's 4th 2 Ely 2’s 2

Ely, who sit in second place two points short of the top spot, were soon attacking in numbers and scored with a wonderful strike.

Wisbech kept their shape and had a few attacks themselves and as half-time came it was only 0-1.

Ladies Hockey Spalding seconds v Wisbech seconds, Surfleet (4687204)
Ladies Hockey Spalding seconds v Wisbech seconds, Surfleet (4687204)

Determined to get a result, the men pushed higher up looking for a goal but Ely broke away and scored their second.

Wisbech were now playing for pride to keep the scoreline respectable and played their best hockey of the season and found themselves back in the game with a super strike from Carl Purvey. This seemed to rattle Ely and Wisbech took advantage of this, making attack after attack, and eventually Jonathan Garwell slipped the ball past the keeper.

With four minutes to go Wisbech found themselves going for the winner but it was not to be. An amazing achievement and their best performance by far.

No MoM: all players were more than worthy.

Wisbech Ladies 2nds 3 Royston 1

Wisbech started on the back foot soaking up a lot of pressure.

Royston then went 0-1 up from a short corner but Wisbech took it back to them from a very good short corner routine which Sue ‘Swampy’Robinson slotted in the back of the net.

It was now Wisbech who were putting the pressure on Royston as another goal came from Jane Peggs with a first time shot from the top of the D. A solo effort followed that from Libby Bingham intercepting the ball and taking it in the D only to roll it past the keeper.

Good effort from all the team and well done PoM Emily Thomas who made some great saves keeping Wisbech in the game.

Ladies Hockey Spalding seconds v Wisbech seconds, Surfleet (4687210)
Ladies Hockey Spalding seconds v Wisbech seconds, Surfleet (4687210)

Wisbech Ladies 3rds 1 Ely 2’s 3

The ladies put out another solid performance at home on Saturday against top of the league Ely.

Led solidly and confidently from the back by captain on the day Lisa Lowe, Wisbech took the game to Ely, repeatedly putting on the pressure and holding the opposition back for a good 20 minutes.

Ely were defending well but with the ladies determination they took the lead, going 1-0 up with a clean strike from youngster Oliwia Bolka.

They continued to hold Ely back and with some great saves from Tina Forder they kept ahead until shortly before half time where Ely made it 1-1.

Staying positive the ladies went out second half with some good attacking play and short corners awarded but they couldn’t capitalise.

More goal attempts came from the two forwards Steph Garner and Bolka but Ely kept them at bay.

With 15 minutes to go Ely scored a second goal but the ladies still believed they could get a result. As time ticked away Wisbech made the decision to go for broke and push everyone up pitch in hope of getting a draw but sadly it didn’t pay off.

Ely turned play around, moved quickly up pitch and with the defence exposed they secured a 1-3 win.

Another positive performance from the team.

PoM: Oliwia Bolka.

Many thanks to all umpires especially those who gave up their own matches to make sure all fixtures could be met.

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